Research course

Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Institution
Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Science
Qualifications
DSportExPsy

Entry requirements

Entry requirements (Home)

You will need:

  • a good honours degree in Psychology and GBC
  • a BPS Accredited MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology (or BPS Stage I Qualification), normally at merit level or higher
  • a suitable pre-determined placement (paid or voluntary)

International students will also need an IELTS English language minimum score of 7.0.

Further information

Please contact Dr Martin Eubank for further information about this professional doctorate:

t: 0151 904 6240

e: M.R.Eubank@ljmu.ac.uk

Entry requirements (International)

LJMU welcomes applications from international students. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence, for example an IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent. Please note: specific courses may require higher levels of English language competence. If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Alternatively, contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for guidance. Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details before making your application. In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website.

For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team.

Months of entry

January

Course content

This Professional Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University is designed to meet the requirements for BPS Stage 2 training in Sport and Exercise Psychology and eligibility for registration with the HCPC. The course provides quality teaching and supervision from experienced sport psychologists and is underpinned by high-grade research activity.

  • British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approved – designed to meet the requirements for BPS Stage 2 training in Sport and Exercise Psychology and eligibility for registration as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the HCPC
  • This professional doctorate is available to study full time (2 years) and part time (4 years)
  • Study in the award-winning Tom Reilly Building
  • One of the first courses of its kind in the UK
  • Look forward to career opportunities in Sport and Exercise Psychology professional practice and promotion, as well as education, teaching and research

Sport and Exercise psychology is an exciting new discipline with growing opportunities for qualified professionals.

To become a Sport and Exercise Psychologist, you must have the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership from the British Psychological Society and fulfil a number of requirements.

  • Stage 1 training - involves the satisfactory completion of an accredited Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology (we offer a BPS accredited Sport Psychology Masters at LJMU)
  • Stage 2 training - includes two or more years spent acquiring a range of supervised practice skills connected with ethical and professional standards consultancy, research and communication and dissemination

The programme is underpinned by a strong focus on equipping future Sport and Exercise psychologists for a range of professional scenarios.

The programme can be studied full or part time. Full time students must be enrolled for a minimum of two years to meet statutory training requirements. For part time students this is adjusted pro rata.

In keeping with the nationally agreed curriculum competences for Sport and Exercise psychologists, you will be developing your skills in teaching and training (education and dissemination), research, consultancy and demonstrating that you have the generic professional skills needed to qualify as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist. This is achieved through your own work-based learning experiences, taught sessions on the programme and extensive supervision.

The programme is British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approved and has been designed to meet the requirements for BPS Stage 2 training in Sport and Exercise Psychology and eligibility for registration as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the HCPC.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.

Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration

DSportExPsy

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5090